You don’t get to restoring world peace and completing a game without making a few enemies or friends who would be willing to take an orc’s club to the face for you in battle. At least, not in Dragon Age: Inquisition anyway, as the game is set to follow its predecessors by offering party tactic gameplay, seeing you micromanage the relationships you have with your team like the most efficient Queen Bee. However, the game isn’t out yet and so we know next to nothing about the characters unless we get drip-fed info by developers BioWare, like our merciful overlords. BioWare have now taken a little pity on us by revealing some info and you an read about the newest Dragon Age: Inquisition character after the break.
Welcome to the Rapid Fire Reading List! The world wide web is a big place and my deadlines are always close! So this is where I put all of the interesting links from the week when I haven’t had time to cover them for J Station X. Sometimes they cover feminism/gaming/queer theory and occasionally they cover all three! Read on to find out which big stories were making the headlines this week.
Child of Light blinks and glimmers like a beacon of hope on the horizon. With combat, platforming and an art style more creative than a da Vinci fever dream, you probably wouldn’t believe it if I told you that the game is from Ubisoft Montreal, the same development team that also brought us the brilliant stealth stabbing action of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. But it is, though Child of Light couldn’t be any further from that series if it tried. It’s like few things seen in any series actually, which makes it a hard sell. However, without making room for the title in your brainspace, you’d be seriously missing out, so where better to start than here, to find out everything you ought to know about Child of Light.
Be it the copies of inFamous: Second Son that have broken the street date and ended up in PS4s ahead of March 21st, or be it the fact that plenty of people are going nuts over the game, but for whatever reason, Sony have now released 8 minutes worth of inFamous: Second Son gameplay footage to interest us before the game is released. You likely don’t need much convincing on the game or its protagonist, Delsin Rowe, but you can peep the new footage after the break.
inFamous: Second Son is not only going to be an open-world superhero blaster with neon and smoke powers out the wazoo, it’s also going to be one of the next great PS4 exclusive titles, giving anyone on the Microsoft side of life (or those who only have access to the last generation of consoles) a reason to buy Sony’s new gaming box. The game is set to be released on March 21st so with inFamous: Second Son set to hits shelves and arrives on doorsteps later this month, Sony have hosted a fan Q&A (question and answer) session to reveal lots of juicy info about the title. Read on to find out more.
Where there’s a pirate captain with a thirst for rum and a penchant for golden booty (as well as a journey to free enslaved peoples and help rid the world of Templar presence), there’s a way. A way to get you in on the Assassin’s Creed fun that is, as Ubisoft have now announced the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag Jackdaw Edition, the definitive edition of the game that took to our consoles last year. This version of Edward Kenway’s path from frivolous pirate captain to unlikely dogooder comes with more DLC and extra content than you could shake a Man O’ War* at and if that comparison doesn’t make any sense to you, read on and find out more about the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag Jackdaw Edition.
Gone Home was probably one of the most important indie titles to be released in all of 2013. Bit of a shame that it was only released on PC, though. It was critically acclaimed by just about all of the right-minded PC critics last year and The Fullbright Company (the game’s developer) did it all with a dev team small enough to count on one hand. So it’s pretty impressive that Gone Home has masterminded itself to the top of many fans’ console wishlists without a ridiculously oversized setpiece in sight, or a huge brand behind it either. I also said would that it would be a great decision for The Fullbright Company and Sony if they released Gone Home on PS4, and now, with a brand new announcement, that may just be happening.
The time for the mythical beast slaying and party tactics combat of Dragon Age: Inquisition’s gameplay is nearly upon us, with EA and BioWare’s medieval fantasy RPG gearing up for release on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Set to be the leading RPG on next-gen platforms, Dragon Age: Inquisition can’t just play the part, building on original game, Dragon Age: Origins’ brilliant gameplay, it will also have to look the part, delivering gorgeous graphics to our peepers like da Vinci had painted them in front of us himself. EA and BioWare are confident that the game fits the bill and they’ve release the Dragon Age: Inquisition ‘Discover the Dragon Age’ trailer online. You can watch it after the break.
Video game consoles aren’t ‘video game’ consoles any more, they’re fully fledged media boxes, with TV shows, movies, games and music ready to sap away our free-time and attention like a leaky dam at the touch of a button and a flick of an analogue stick. We shouldn’t have to decide between a quick gaming session or catching up on our favourite show when both are available in the same package. So with that in mind, what would happen if the two types of media merged and 20 hour gaming epics were whittled down to concentrated 40 minute bursts of television entertainment? It would be incredible, that’s what. Read on to find out our top picks for the best games that would make brilliant TV shows.
I want to see it happen, you want to see it happen and even Rockstar want to see it happen, having announced that they would bring GTA V to other formats (including the PS4 and the Xbox One, presumably) “if that’s where the consumers are”. It’s clear that everyone and their brother wants to see GTA V out on next-gen consoles so why haven’t Rockstar put the wheels in motion to get this car-stealing, pedestrian pulverising, criminal caper show on the road? According to one retailer, they have, with GTA V preparing to make its next-gen debut at some point. Read on to find out more.